Nightly News | February 12, 2013
>>> and we received sad news late today that we have lost a member of our family. long-time viewers of " nbc nightly news" will instantly recognize tom aspell, a veteran foreign correspondent for nbc news. tom died yesterday after a two-year-long battle with lung cancer . starting as a cameraman back in 1971 , later as a correspondent, tom covered it all, bosnia, chechnya, baghdad. he covered the fall of saigon, the fall of saddam, even the fall of the shah. when he wasn't displaying an intense brand of cool under fire, he loved his home on cyprus, loved being out on the water on his sailboat. he was a native new zealander, at home anywhere in the world really. and in that sense, a classic foreign correspondent. he leaves behind his wife and two sons. tom aspell, a 28-year nbc veteran, was 62 years old.